Author: Dana Knight

Dana Knight is a former writer for The Independent.

Articles Written by Dana Knight:

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Ondi Timoner

Brand: A Second Coming follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex, and fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that popular culture offers up too many bad ideas and empty idols. The Independent spoke with the film’s director, Andrea Doane “Ondi” Timoner at SXSW 2015. Dana Knight: Congratulations on another exciting… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Sanna Lenken

Two years ago Sanna Lenken took part in the Berlinale with the remarkable short Eating Lunch in which she also explored the topic of young people with eating disorders. My Skinny Sister (Min Lilla Syster) marks her first feature-length drama and was awarded the Crystal Bear for the Best Film in the Generation Kplus Competition of Berlinale 2015…. Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Jonathon Narducci

Can people find love through the modern “mail-order bride” industry? Or is the international romance business just a scam? Sincere and unflinching, Love Me follows Western men and Ukrainian women as they embark on an unpredictable and riveting journey in search of love. Each character’s experience exposes the myths and realities of this unique industry,… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Mary Dore

Dana Knight: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry talks about the history of NOW and the outrageously brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971, yet in a sense the film is firmly rooted in the present since these issues are also very relevant now. What sparked your interest in this project? Mary Dore: I… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Dan Halstead

Dana Knight and Dan Halstead “talk-shop” about the state of the film market, making it as a writer and what the world has to offer the filmmaker of today. This interview took place in Havana, Cuba at the end of 2014. Dana Knight: What can you tell us about the state of the film market right… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Eugene Jarecki

The Independent’s Dana Knight met Eugene Jarecki at The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba in December 2014. Dana Knight: When did you start making films? Eugene Jarecki: I started making films when I was about 21 years old and I was getting out of college. I had been a stage director of… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Liam Aiken

In November 2014, staff writer for The Independent, Dana Knight spoke with director/writer Hal Hartley.  Knight also sat down with Liam Aiken to look at the Hartley’s work from a new perspective. Dana Knight (DK): This must be a very special project for you since your film debut was in Hal Hartley’s Henry Fool. What do you remember about… Read more »

Filmmakers and their Global Lens: The Circle

This interview took place in New York City in November 2014 with director, Stefan Haupt and the film’s “real life” protagonists Robi Rapp and Ernst Ostertag. Dana Knight: Before seeing the film, the first thing that grabbed my attention was the film poster. It is slightly reminiscent of the poster for A New Kind of Love,… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Johanna St Michaels

Join The Independent’s special contributor, Dana Knight as she speaks with Johanna St Michaels about Penthouse North at DOC NYC 2014. Dana Knight: Could you please introduce the film and tell us what it’s about. Johanna St Michaels: The film is about Agneta Eckemyr, she is a former actress/model, pretty well-known in the 60s and 70s, after… Read more »

Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Ric Burns

For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor, Dana Knight spoke with veteran documentarian, Ric Burns about Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man behind the National Enquirer at DOC NYC 2014. Dana Knight: This is a very interesting and entertaining documentary, just like the real-life person it is portraying, Generoso Pope, the… Read more »